Forces War Records now stores over 4 million British Armed Forces Military Records

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Forces War Records holds the most extensive database of British Armed Forces who either died in battle or are still alive today. New records are added on a daily basis - in the last month 29,194 records were added.

Forces War Records offer online military ancestry searches

Forces War Records offer online military ancestry searches

Forces War Records is an ongoing project which has taken so far over 5 years to complete. Apart from the millions of records on the site, we also cross match that with information about the units and battles members ancestors would have been involved in.

Forces War Records is the definitive location for military genealogy records online. The database includes records from WW2, WW1, the Boer War, the Crimean War and beyond. It is the only online database which now includes over 4 million military records of British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships of the British Armed Forces going back to before 1350.

Of interest to the discerning family historian, these records are presented in an easy searchable format, and provide a great resource for family ancestry searches. The online database contains military service records; lists of those who served in regiments and units; information about battles and medals awarded, and allows members to search by unit, name, photo and even electoral roll.

Forces War Records was founded in November 2001 by ex army veteran Dominic Hayhoe, with the aim of simplifying military genealogy searches. The site also includes free access to a lively community of living veterans; Military Genealogy Tutorials and a team of Researchers for detailed research tasks.

“We are the only site to collate military genealogy records in any easy to use database, meaning you find your ancestors' history in minutes", said Mr Hayhoe.

Partnering sites include Forces Reunited where individuals can reunite with those they served with; an Army Surplus and Camping Equipment shop; a Careers site and a British Armed Forces Dating site.

Search military records by name and unit, and find out more about military genealogy on the Forces War Records website.

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